Question about Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer
Maytag SDE4606AYW Dryer won't start, light comes on when door is open. Checked power, good. All thermal switches (3) plus another block, and all show 0 ohms. Checked start switch, and it shows 0 ohms when pressed. Checked lint and that looks good thorough-out. I did find 30 cents in the bottom so it wasn't a complete waste. Door switch seems fine. Light comes on when open and off when closed. Any ideas would be appreciated.
It sounds like you have been through most of the areas too look.
One thing to make sure of is that you have a full 240 volts. An electric dryer can measure 120 volts. from L1 to common and 120 volts from L2 to common but you also need to make sure you have 240 volts from L1 to L2 on the meter, one leg of the breaker or one of the two fuses could be blown.
If this is alright you only have a couple components left. The timer contacts and the drive motor. Either of these could be causing the issue.
To check the motor with the power disconnected check for continuity between switch terminal 5 and the Green(black) wire on the motor. If you have no continuity the motor is bad. Check for continuity between the terminal 6 and the yellow wire on the motor, if you have no continuity there the motor is bad. Check for continuity between terminal 1 and 2 on the motor if you you do not have continuity the motor is bad.
The timer should have continuity between the Yellow and Grey wire terminals for the motor to start.
I hope this helps
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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An open thermal fuse could be the problem, these are hard to spot, on the side of the heater chamber.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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